Questions About Consular Processing
Consular processing allows foreign nationals to apply for visas while still in their home country. This is a complicated process, and it’s understandable to have many questions about consular processing and how it works. New Jersey Consular Processing Attorney Susan Scheer handles many of these cases by working closely with a liaison who is already here, usually an employer or family member. We also keep in contact with the candidate and provide the guidance necessary to ensure that their visa petition efficiently moves through the system. If you want to petition for someone who is outside the United States, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Questions About Consular Processing | How Do I Obtain an Adjustment of Status?
Consular processing once was the only means of obtaining an immigrant visa. After the Immigration and Nationality Act introduced the Adjustment of Status for Permanent Residence, it became a highly popular method of achieving permanent resident status after entering the United States.
If you have an approved immigrant visa petition and are currently residing in the United States, you may be eligible for an adjustment of status. If you are considering such a step, having an experienced lawyer is essential. Applying for permanent resident status (through what’s called the I-485 package) is a detailed, arduous process.
Questions About Consular Processing | Can I Apply for a Visa While Still in My Home Country?
Consular processing allows foreign nationals to apply for visas while still in their home country. This is best handled with an experienced immigration lawyer in the U.S., working closely with a liaison (usually a family member or employer) already in the country.
Submitting a petition via consular processing presents its own challenges because we are no longer dealing with United States Customs and Immigrations Services. Instead, we are working with the Department of State. Access to files can be limited and backlogs are common. Nevertheless, an attorney can ensure that the government has the requisite information to process your petition without unnecessary delays.
You cannot come to the U.S. to marry a someone you have never met in person, nor someone you have not seen in person in over two years. Skyping, etc., does not count. At the time of the consular interview, the Petitioner will be required to submit evidence of financial ability to support Fiancé(e): job letter, bank letter, tax return(s).
Questions About Consular Processing | Contact Our Office
If you are looking to apply for a United States Visa from your home country, submit a petition with the help of our New Jersey consular processing attorney. We can help make the situation less tricky. Contact Morris Immigration Lawyer Susan Scheer to guide you through the process.